'Choked': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about Netflix's upcoming Indian thriller

'Choked': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about Netflix's upcoming Indian thriller
'Choked' (Netflix)

Done bingeing the fourth season of 'Money Heist' and looking for a fast-paced thriller that could fill a 'La Casa de Papel'-sized hole? Netflix's newest offering might not completely fulfill that but it certainly is a contender.

'Choked', the latest thriller from Indian director, Anurag Kashyap follows a lower-middle-class family, focusing on the woman of the household as she comes across a huge amount of contraband money just as India's demonetization fiasco hit, when the country's Prime Minister rendered India's 500 and 1,000 Rupee notes invalid without warning.

Read on to know more details about the movie.

Release date

'Choked' will be available to stream on Netflix on June 5 at 12 am PST.


Saritha Pillai is a bank professional who is providing for her family as her ne'er-do-well husband, Sushanth Pillai, an aspiring musician who first moved to Mumbai from his hometown in South India looking for a breakthrough.

Just as their family reaches a breaking point and as Saritha deals with a clogged sink that builds up the tension, she comes across rolls and rolls of contraband money stashed in the pipes in her building, which she begins spending to have a better life.

Unfortunately, this is when India's demonetization comes into play and as Saritha is left wondering how she will deal with so many now-useless banknotes, she gets into the crosshairs of those who had the money in the first place.


Saiyami Kher

Saiyami Kher (Getty Images)

Saiyami Kher is an Indian actress known for her roles in 'Mauli' and 'Mirzya'. She plays the role of Saritha Pillai.

Roshan Matthew

Roshan Matthew is an Indian actor known for 'Moothon' and makes his Bollywood debut with 'Choked'. He plays the role of Sushanth Pillai.

Amruta Subhash

Amruta Subhash is an Indian actress known for her work in 'Gully Boy' and 'Selection Day'.

Rajshri Deshpande

Rajshri Deshpande is an Indian actress known for her roles in 'Angry Indian Goddesses' and 'Manto'.


Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TIFF)

Anurag Kashyap is an Indian film director known for his work in 'Gangs of Wasseypur' as well as his Netflix projects, 'Lust Stories', 'Ghost Stories', and 'Sacred Games'. Kashyap directed 'Choked' which was written by Nihit Bhave.



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